Phyllis Chase

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Phyllis Chase, married name Phyllis Samuel, (c.1897- c.1977) was an English illustrator. A schoolfriend of Enid Blyton at St. Christopher's School in Beckenham, Chase and Blyton reunited several years after leaving school at a garden party in 1920 and began collaborating.[1] She is best known for being the illustrator of Blyton initial books such as Child Whispers (1922) and Real Fairies: Poems,[2] but illustrated many of Blyton's short stories which appeared in newspapers and magazines (such as those of publisher Cassell[3]) throughout the 1920s.[4] Chase also illustrated Blyton's Pinkity's Pranks and Other Nature Fairy Tales with A.E. Jackson and The Nursery Book (1927), among many others.[5] She later married Felix Samuel in Sussex, who died in 1967. In 1975 Chase was interviewed on BBC Radio.


  1. ^ Stoney, Barbara (2006). Enid Blyton: The Biography. Tempus. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-7524-4030-9. 
  2. ^ Cullinan, Bernice E.; Person, Diane Goetz (2005). The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. Continuum. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-8264-1778-7. 
  3. ^ Hettinga, Donald R.; Schmidt, Gary D. (1996). British children's writers, 1914-1960. Gale Research. p. 63. 
  4. ^ Viera, Alice (15 March 2013). O Mundo de Enid Blyton (in Portuguese). Leya. pp. 12–. ISBN 972-47-4627-5. 
  5. ^ Cooper, John; Cooper, Jonathan (18 June 1998). Children's fiction, 1900-1950. Ashgate. p. 1916. ISBN 978-1-85928-289-2.